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The Drury Leadership Collaborative, formerly the Center for Nonprofit Leadership, advances the vision of the College of Graduate Studies in developing responsible leaders who aspire to thrive within their professions and service activities. The Leadership Collaborative is home to graduate-level academic programs, events, and initiatives that support leadership development through the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge.

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Dr. Lori Slater

Director, Drury Leadership Collaborative

Office: (417) 873-7267

lslater002@drury.edu

Drury Leadership Collaborative

leadershipcollaborative@drury.edu

The 2020 Drury Nonprofit Leadership Virtual Conference

Nonprofits Navigating Change: Finding the New North

Friday, October 30, 2020

The Drury Nonprofit Leadership Virtual Conference brings together industry leaders for one of the largest continuing education and networking opportunities of nonprofit professionals in the state.

Drury is committed to offering the same quality conference as past years, but in a virtual format. We are excited to bring timely topics of learning and networking in a way that will meet the needs of organizations in a safe and healthy way.  

Call for Presentation Proposals - Now Open

The impact of COVID-19 on our communities, particularly nonprofit organizations, has been staggering. We have designed this conference to provide focused support to the following audiences:

  • Track 1: 
    Nonprofit leaders who seek innovative solutions to operational challenges
  • Track 2: 
    Board members and directors who aspire to deepen their understanding of governance as well as their roles and responsibilities
  • Track 3: 
    Development and fundraising leaders who must re-think their approach to financial growth and sustainability.

We are interested in proposals which will serve the needs of the three distinct target audiences identified above, and that will help organizations address pressing issues related to diversity and inclusion as well as those that share solutions to challenges presented as a result of the pandemic. The sessions will be 40 minutes in length (approximately 25 minutes for the presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q & A). Sessions should provide a concrete take-away or tool for session participants.

Submit Your Proposal

Deadline for proposal submission is Monday, July 6, 2020.

Dr. Lori Slater

The Drury Leadership Collaborative is led by Dr. Lori Slater. Dr. Slater has been with Drury University as a fulltime faculty member in the School of Education and Child Development since 2017. Prior to entering the field of education, she spent many years in San Diego in the hospitality field, and several years in Nevada in the mortgage industry. Her time in education has included teaching in a high school classroom, providing mentorship at a school district level, working for a state department of education, providing professional learning to teachers and administrators, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.

“The Leadership Collaborative is focused on meeting the unique needs of professional’s who are wanting that next step or a path to their next point in life. Employment demands have changed and it is exciting to be able to have options through graduate level certificates or masters degrees to foster the next leaders.” Lori Slater

Contact Us

Dr. Lori Slater

Director, Drury Leadership Collaborative

Office: (417) 873-7267

lslater002@drury.edu

Drury Leadership Collaborative

leadershipcollaborative@drury.edu